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The Headless Man Outside The Standard is No Illusion

July 24, 2012 at 3:56 PM | by | ()

...but it is art.

Last June, something new came to roost in the plaza in front of The Standard in the Meatpacking District. It was ginormous, it was shy...and it was art.

That piece, "Companion (Passing Through)" by KAWS, may be long gone, but the art series it began remains. This summer, The Standard is hosting another large-scale sculpture in the plaza, though this one will do without a head, thank you very much.

"Big Kastenmann" by Austrian artist Erwin Wurm is now on display and free to see all the way through November 2. This ensures that the Germany-forged, 18' tall, cast aluminum piece (whose title translates to "big box man") will be on display through fall's NY Fashion Week and the parties that typically overtake the hotel.

[Photo: The Standard]

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